HC Deb 18 October 1945 vol 414 cc1359-60
29. Mr. Michael Foot

asked the Prime Minister whether he will make arrangements for the publication of evidence about events leading up to the war, supplied to Allied officers by such German generals as Halder and Keitel.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir; not at present. There is an immense amount of evidence of this kind which has been obtained from senior officers of the former German armed forces, or volunteered by them sometimes perhaps from suspect motives. It will take some time to sort and evaluate all this material and not all of it can be disposed of at our discretion without agreement with our Allies. Mean while, I consider that it would give a false picture if individual pieces of evidence were picked on for publication, before they can be judged in relation to the whole.